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This Page Has MovedIf her first year at Tufts is any indication, Jessica Trombly is poised to become one of the top athletes in University history.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [03.26.01] With a couple months remaining in her freshman year at Tufts, Jessica Trombly already has played for a national championship, earned All-American honors and secured a place on the Dean's List. An all-state athlete in three high school sports, Trombly didn't lose a beat when she arrived at Tufts, finding success on Tufts' soccer and track teams.

On Sunday, the Boston Globe profiled the soccer and track star, noting that the freshman has accomplished more in seven months than most college athletes do in a career.

"It all began last fall on the soccer field, where Trombly and her Tufts University teammates banded together to reach the NCAA Division 3 championship game," reported the Boston Globe. "The Nashua native's remarkable debut continued over the winter, when she overcame a serious hamstring injury to win All-American honors with her distance medley relay teammates at the NCAA Division 3 indoor track and field championships."

Kristen Morwick, a Tufts track coach, told the Globe that Trombly's talent was easy to recognize.

"I knew her high school performance was outstanding," Morwick said in the Globe's article. "I was thrilled I was going to get the chance to work with her."

Before she even hit the Tufts track, Trombly had secured NESCAC Rookie of The Year and All-New England honors for her work on the soccer field.

"I went to as many games as possible to make sure she didn't get injured," Morwick told the newspaper. But a hamstring injury at the start of the track season forced Trombly to spend two months recovering.

Despite the setback, the freshman worked hard to returns to competition and qualified for the national championships, placing fifth in the 400-meter relays.

"She ran unbelievably at nationals -- I can only wonder what she would have done if she had been completely healthy," Morwick told the Globe. "She's going to be an exciting one over the next few years. She's really untapped."

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